I have installed the Adobe PhotoShop Album Starter Edition 3 on a new computer and can no longer use my flash drives for data. The drives no longer appear in Windows Explorer and there is nothing that I can find in the program prefs that will let me turn off the auto launch and import routine that starts every time I insert a flash drive. I have not had this problem on the old computer running the same version of the software and the operating system. I have had to remove the program so that I can regain the use of my flash drives for handling data. Does anyone know the secret to being able to use both PhotoShop album Starter Edition AND flash drives for data? I am running WinXP SP2.
I observed same problem on my machine many times. I have noticed that we remove flash drive/card reader without using "Safely Remove Hardware" of windows then sometimes windows explorer is not able recognize the card reader/flash drive.
For this, I would suggest you to click on device hardware icon in the system tray and select "Safely Remove Hardware" and then click [Stop] in the next window. Then windows will tell you if device is busy or safe to remove.
Using this , I am no longer observing problem of card reader not being recognized. Hope this helps!